Dr János Tamás Varga > VJT & Partners > Budapest, Hungary > Lawyer Profile

VJT & Partners
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Work Department

Corporate M&A, Employment


János Tamás Varga is the founder and managing partner of VJT & Partners. He has managed to create a successful team of lawyers, who are all experts in different legal fields, who understand the commercial realities of business, and who are, at the same time, all masters of collaboration. János Tamás has developed real expertise and experience across a wide range of practices, transactions and legal matters with cross-border elements over the last 20 years. As an M&A specialist, he advises on international private equity, venture capital and strategic investments in Hungarian companies. Major industries of his activity include aviation, business services, communications, software development, information technology, manufacturing, consumer goods, real estate, financial sector, online and offline media, healthcare and biotechnology. He has acted as lead counsel in over 60 international transactions. His transactional experience also includes acting for both service providers and customers on a wide range of outsourcing transactions. He has advised market leading Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) services providers on their biggest Hungarian projects in the financial services, telecommunications, energy and utility industries, and he also advises leading financial services providers as customers of BPO services. In addition, János Tamás regularly acts for clients in high-value employment litigation and in arbitrations and he also advises on both financing and regulatory matters especially in the telecommunications and financial services sectors.

Lawyer Rankings

Hungary > TMT

(Leading individuals)

János Tamás VargaVJT & Partners

VJT & Partners has a strong track record in the Hungarian TMT market. It is well-known for its longstanding relationship with Google CEE, for whom it advises on various IP, telecoms and media issues, such as the implementation of AVMS or DSM Directive in the context of YouTube, block-listing and geolocation issues. It also assists with issues concerning copyright law, advertising regulations and data protection. The firm is also a strong choice for TMT related asset acquisitions and investments. János Tamás Varga advises IT outsourcing services providers on their biggest Hungarian projects in the financial services, telecoms, energy and utility sectors. Endre Várady is noted for his expertise in digital media, advertisement, e-commerce and data protection. Andrea Belényi is active in regulatory mandates.

Hungary > Data privacy and data protection

The team at VJT & Partners is noted for its ‘outstanding knowledge, combined with client care and commercial mindedness.’ The ‘first-class team‘ includes managing partner and ‘seasoned expertJános Tamás Varga. Also of note are Endre Várady and Andrea Belényi, both of whom have ‘extensive experience of supporting businesses in the e-commerce and fashion sectors’. The group advises on the full-range of data protection and privacy issues, such as sector-specific concerns, complex GDPR audit projects and matters before the Hungarian Data Protection Authority.

Hungary > Employment

(Hall of Fame)

János Tamás VargaVJT & Partners

VJT & Partners has a strong track record acting for high-profile domestic and international clients on sensitive and complex employment matters, both in an advisory and contentious context. Highly regarded Zoltán Csernus and János Tamás Varga are both recognised for their breadth and depth of expertise. Krisztina Lakner left the firm.

Hungary > Commercial, corporate and M&A

VJT & Partners’ practice, which is jointly led by János Tamás Varga and András Lovretity, has a strong position in the Hungarian M&A market. It has a growing corporate client base and is regularly involved in multijurisdictional deals and restructurings. Varga acts for international private equity and venture capital firms on their investments into and divestments from Hungarian companies. Lovretity has ‘a very pragmatic approach and is excellent in managing foreign advisers in cross-border deals‘. Counsels Zoltán Csernus and Emőke Buzogány are also central figures in the highly regarded group.